International Journal on World Peace

Academic journal on peace.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, March

Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control
DRONE WARFARE: KILLING BY REMOTE CONTROL Medea Benjamin, with an introduction by Barbara Ehrenrich Revised and Updated: London: Verso, 2013. 246 pp. $16.95.Predators and Reapers...are killing machines. With no judge or jury, they obliterate Uves in an...
Ethnic Cleansing in Asia Minor and the Treaty of Lausanne
The Greek political landscape, from the beginning of World War I, was characterized "by a mixture of conflicting foreign policy objectives, fundamental constitutional controversies, personality clashes, and sheer emotionalism. Its chief protagonists...
Gandhi and the Unspeakable: His Final Experiment with Truth
GANDHI AND THE UNSPEAKABLE: HIS FINAL EXPERIMENT WITH TRUTH James W. Douglass Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2012 Pp. xvi-160, ISBN 978-1-57075-963-5 hardcover, $24.00The book Gandhi and the Unspeakable: His Final Experiment with Truth has multidisciplinary appeal...
Interrogating the Togolese Historical Sex Strike
INTRODUCTIONThe journey towards a democratic Togo, which conspicuously began on October 5, 1990,1 has been characterized by rigged elections; the violation of human rights-arbitrary arrests, detention and killing of political activists which climaxed...
Intractable Conflicts: Socio-Psychological Foundations and Dynamics
INTRACTABLE CONFLICTS: SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS AND DYNAMICS Daniel Bar-Tal Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013 579 pages, hardback, $88.00Intractable Conflicts: Socio -Psychological Foundations and Dynamics is a veritable gold mine. Its...
Mending Our Broken World: A Path to Perpetual Peace
MENDING OUR BROKEN WORLD: A PATH TO PERPETUAL PEACE Rudolf C. Gelsey Denver, CO: PlanDocs Press, 2012 211 pages, paper, $19.95"...[A]ll people share a moral responsibility to create peace (p. 13)," were the opening words to the Statement of Conscience...
Religious Women for Peace and Reconciliation in Contemporary Indonesia
INTRODUCTIONThis article is about "religious women" and their contributions in reconciliation and peacebuilding in the conflict zones of the Moluccas (Maluku) in eastern Indonesia. The term "religious women" refers to ( 1 ) a group of women whose activities...
The Collapse of Complex Societies
THE COLLAPSE OF COMPLEX SOCIETIESJoseph TainterYou Tube Videohttp ://www.youtube.com/watch? v= ddmQhIiVM48Review Essay by Tom KandoJoseph Tainter is an anthropologist and historian who teaches at Utah State University. In 1988, he published a book titled...
The Sadat Lectures: Words and Images on Peace, 1997-2008
THE SADAT LECTURES: WORDS AND IMAGES ON PEACE, 1997-2008 Edited by Shibley Telhami Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace, 2010 130 pages, paper, $29.95Drawing on personal experiences, these nine speeches by world leaders were delivered at...
Women and Peace, a Bad Treaty, and the Collapse of Complex Societies
The first two articles of this issue of IJWP are related to women and nonviolent strategies for peace.The first article, by Komlan Agbedahin, is about an attempt by women in Togo to use a sex strike to end the country's political impasse. The concept...
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